Migration Profile for Texas, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Texas in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Texas People Moving into Texas People Moving out of Texas Net # People Moving into Texas from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 536,878 406,979 129,899 1.32
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 138,461 88,786 49,675 1.56
Aged 18-19 27,145 30,365 -3,220 0.89
Aged 20-24 76,396 63,072 13,324 1.21
Aged 25-34 123,708 86,585 37,123 1.43
Aged 35-44 72,494 53,038 19,456 1.37
Aged 45-54 46,520 41,550 4,970 1.12
Aged 55-64 28,512 26,401 2,111 1.08
Aged 65+ 23,642 17,182 6,460 1.38
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 164,143 140,878 23,265 1.17
Married 182,106 133,311 48,795 1.37
Divorced 45,672 39,429 6,243 1.16
Separated 12,143 9,396 2,747 1.29
Widowed 11,045 8,276 2,769 1.33
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 36,921 24,556 12,365 1.50
High School Graduate 62,988 51,310 11,678 1.23
Some college or Associates degree 94,689 68,762 25,927 1.38
Bachelor’s Degree 63,717 46,680 17,037 1.36
Graduate or Professional Degree 36,561 33,448 3,113 1.09
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 58,878 44,946 13,932 1.31
$1-$9,999 90,100 78,514 11,586 1.15
$10,000-$24,999 100,046 85,068 14,978 1.18
$25,000-$49,999 92,162 65,854 26,308 1.40
$50,000-$74,999 34,642 27,397 7,245 1.26
$75,000+ 39,281 29,511 9,770 1.33
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 92,241 69,949 22,292 1.32
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 59,325 35,054 24,271 1.69
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 343,307 255,856 87,451 1.34

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Texas” refers to those people living in Texas in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Texas” refers to those people living in Texas in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.32 means that very every 100 people leaving Texas for another state, 132 people are moving to Texas from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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